The Letter to the Gentile Believers

22 Then the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, decided to select men who were among them and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas,(A) both leading men among the brothers.

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The Council’s Letter to Gentile Believers

22 Then the apostles and elders,(A) with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch(B) with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas,(C) men who were leaders among the believers.

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19 For the Son of God,(A) Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you—Silvanus,[a](B) Timothy, and I—did not become “Yes and no.” On the contrary, in him it is always “Yes.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:19 Or Silas; Ac 15:22–32; 16:19–40; 17:1–16

19 For the Son of God,(A) Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[a](B) and Timothy(C)—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always(D) been “Yes.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:19 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

Greeting

Paul, Silvanus,[a](A) and Timothy:(B)

To the church of the Thessalonians(C) in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace to you and peace.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1:1 Or Silas; Ac 15:22–32; 16:19–40; 17:1–16
  2. 1:1 Other mss add from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Paul, Silas[a](A) and Timothy,(B)

To the church of the Thessalonians(C) in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace to you.(D)

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:1 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

12 Through Silvanus,[a](A) a faithful brother (as I consider him), I have written to you briefly in order to encourage you and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!

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Footnotes

  1. 5:12 Or Silas; Ac 15:22–32; 16:19–40; 17:1–16

Final Greetings

12 With the help of Silas,[a](A) whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly,(B) encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:12 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

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